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Meaning of pyroelectricity

py•ro•e•lec•tric•i•ty

Pronunciation: (pī"rō-i-lek-tris'i-tē, -ē"lek-), [key]
— n.
  1. electrification or electrical polarity produced in certain crystals by temperature changes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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